In 2008, with the impact of the financial crisis gradually penetrating into the real economy, the global economy began to enter a recession in the second half of 2008. The real estate industry was depressed, the shipbuilding industry was decadent, and the automobile industry was unsalable, which made the steel industry, which had been in an upward trend for nearly six years, suddenly fall into a stagnant stage. But in this unfriendly state of the environment, we are determined to enter the iron and steel industry, business start. Through company leaders and backbone of the company, we become dealers of Shandong Iron & Steel group in the first year. The same year's performance ranks first in Shandong Province.
In 2010, in the international iron ore negotiations, China's steel mills were once again forced to accept the 19% price increase agreement for iron ore raw materials of the three major international mining giants, which made the dependence of China's iron and steel industry on imported iron ore up to 53% in the first half of the year. Since the price of raw materials is controlled by others, we lack the power to set prices. But these difficulties did not make us flinch, our scale and sales volume have been at the top of the list this year.
In 2014, after four years of growth and efforts, we took root in Qilu and cultivated the steel market deeply. The company realizes the integration of steel trade, processing and distribution, and provides one-stop service of multiple varieties and the whole process. The scale of operation is in the forefront of North China industry.
In 2018, 10 years of dedication and perseverance to create a enterprise brand. The company insists on surviving by quality and developing by reputation. It is growing in the intensely competitive marketplace and has established a good commercial reputation in the industry. From Shandong to Henan, Anhui, Jiangsu, Shanxi, Shanxi... Service users have covered all areas north of the Yangtze River. Now we have more than 1500 fixed users, annual sales of steel 500,000 tons.
In 2019, only by laying a good foundation can we make continuous progress. We believe that after 11 years of foundation, we have more advantages in integrating resources and developing international markets. In the new era, new platform and new opportunities, the company firmly sets up the Internet + thinking. In the future, the company will rely on the professional trade team of more than 50 people and take e-commerce as the expansion platform to accelerate the innovation of business model, further expand business channels. achieve new breakthroughs in international trade and face the world to exchange and mutual learning.
Cooperation is our wings, innovation is our soul. In line with the concept of people-oriented, honesty and customer-oriented, the company continuously improves the quality of products and services, constantly develops ideas and actively enterprises. On the road of building a first-class modern company with comprehensive international competitiveness, it is willing to work with customers to achieve win-win results. The future is still on the road, we continue to work hard and never refuse to progress.